Project Highlight: Emily Morgan Hotel – Copper Roof
Texas Fifth Wall Roofing part of historic Emily Morgan Hotel rennovation.
Article from mySA:
written by Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje | July 5, 2017
Historic Emily Morgan hotel sees major update
When it was time to replace the copper roof atop the historic, 13-story Emily Morgan Hotel — something that hadn’t been done in the building’s 91-year history — the project leader knew he needed a team of workers with a special set of skills.
Why? Because the top of the downtown hotel is done in the slanted Art Deco revival style that was all the rage in the 1920s. And when we say slanted we mean slanted. As in, a 67-degree-angle, which is almost two-thirds of the way to vertical, a 90-degree angle. We’re talking scary-steep metal, all nice and hot under the broiling Texas summer sun, and almost 160 feet up from the ground. The building, which stands at East Houston Street and Avenue E next to Alamo Plaza, was originally a medical arts building and completed in April 1926 at a cost of $1.55 million.
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